Magnolia Place’s first 2 buildings now ready for occupancy
FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2010 PHILIPPINES
After its celebrated launch in 2009, the residents of Quezon City were excited by the prospect of having a second DMCI Homes project right within their locality, impressed with the reputation established by the developer in other cities of the greater metro where thriving communities carry the brand of this medium rise, resort-themed development specialist.
Magnolia Place is marketed as a community where "inspiration flourishes." This February, unit buyers have the chance to live that dreamy lifestyle within the 3.29-hectare property which is turning over to residents its first two buildings: Liana and Verawood.
"This milestone signifies the completion of major deliverables and marks the beginning of Magnolia Place towards a full-bloom community," said Adamor U. Trinidad, DMCI Homes’ project director. "This was achieved through DMCI Homes’ strengths in on-time delivery of projects and quality craftsmanship. This is our formula for success, which we aim to maintain through skillful management and constant improvement of processes."
Backed by a peerless track record of more than 50 years in the construction industry through its mother firm, DMCI Construction, DMCI Homes, which is also marking its 10th year, continues to carve a favorable image in the property sector by creating an impressive portfolio of projects, such as Magnolia Place .
Such industry experience allows the company to innovate through distinct structural design concepts such as the single-row and double-row building configurations – thus providing unit buyers a variety of options to enjoy their urban living experience at Magnolia Place.
Liana, which is the first tower to welcome residents entering the property, is a single-row building that provides the luxury of exclusivity, through a layout that affords prime space and the allotment of only 11 units per floor.
Engr. Ranie M. Calimbas, DMCI Homes’ Project Manager, referred to the single-row configuration as a new design concept for DMCI Homes. "It was utilized for maximum and efficient usage of the lay of the land. We had the option to make it a double-row building, but that would eat up on the open space, and since we pride our company for coming up with attractive developments that have generous spaces, we decided to use the single-row model. It turned out to offer more privacy for unit owners," he said.
On the other hand, Verawood is a double-row building that can accommodate only 16 units per floor. DMCI Homes is responsible for promoting this attractive building design, which is now imitated by competing projects. Instead of a neighboring unit across each condo residence, there is an inside corridor that opens to a landscaped atrium and central light court with a skylight – a stark departure from typical cramped and constrictive spaces in most condo developments. The wide open spaces also allow the entry of natural light and ventilation to take away the gloom usually associated with condo living. The atrium also serves to exude a feel of nature, and as a place of interaction among unit owners.
As an added advantage, Verawood, which is the second building of the development, will have the luxury of leisure views. Its balcony fronts the imposing Clubhouse, which is the focal point of the development teeming with recreational, resort-style features, such as the swimming pool, multi-purpose function hall, fitness gym, and game room, among others.
Like the other buildings, Liana and Verawood stand at only five levels, and equipped with first-rate building features such as single-loaded corridors, balconies on all units, fire exits, two fire cabinets on every level, utility/ service area at the roofdeck, an elevator, water tank and cistern, and covered parking at the lower ground floor.
Architect Rina M. Soriano, DMCI Homes’ Architectural Design Manager, described the unique look of the residential buildings: "It’s modern contemporary with an Asian flavor to make it more attractive for unit dwellers. We used earth tone colors for the façade and Asian architecture that is characterized for its free-flowing layout and mimicked the color of wood for some areas but used durable materials to match the Asian theme. We also added plant boxes and coated the building with lush landscaping to complete the resort-feel, and for everyone to feel inspired on a daily basis."
DMCI Homes is the country’s premier triple A builder-developer that brings serviced, themed communities within reach of urban families who once had limited residential options, but still aspire to achieve a comfortable, enriching quality of life proximate to their place of work.